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126th Neshoba County Fair starts Friday
Laura Bryan and her grandson Will Adams sit on the porch of the Dobb’s House on Sunset Strip.
Laura Bryan and her grandson Will Adams sit on the porch of the Dobb’s House on Sunset Strip.
The 126th edition of the Neshoba County Fair gets underway Friday and could be one of the hottest on record with heat indexes expected to be in the 100s much of the week.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Neshoba  Central sets open house, start date
The 2015-2016 school year at Neshoba Central will begin for students at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
COUNTY JAIL DOCKET
County jail docket as of Monday, July 20, 2015:

• Mildred Eaves, 55, 10090 Road 1535, two counts of possession of paraphernalia, possession of cocaine.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Of Local Interest
GOD'S CLOSET REOPENING

God's Closet is now open. God's Closet is a ministry of the United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Philadelphia. God's Closet is located in the Valley View Shopping Center on East Main Street. The mission statement of God's Closet is to provide, at no cost, the basic needs of the students of Neshoba County that are ages 4 years to 18 years.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
First freedom school in 51 years targets literacy skills for students
The first freedom school in the Neshoba County since 1964 opened last month not to register people to vote but to target students in first through third grades to improve literacy skills and instill a desire to read and learn.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Tribal Council to hear appeal in Chief's race
The Choctaw Tribal Council will hear an appeal to the June 30 Tribal Chief's election on Friday after 11 grievances/complaints were dismissed earlier by the Tribal Elections Committee, officials said.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Fair Times to run 7 consecutive days this year
The Fair Times will for the first time publish seven consecutive days during the Neshoba County Fair due to high reader demand, said James E. Prince III, editor and publisher of The Neshoba Democrat, which has published the Times for 33 years.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Full line-up Saturday at Thacker Mountain Radio
The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour returns to the Neshoba County Fair at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Founder's Square Pavilion. Guests for the show will be veteran Mississippi show band, the Krackerjacks, songwriter Charlie Mars, Delta author Jamie Kornegay and Memphis rockabilly duo, Motel Mirrors. The show will be hosted by Jim Dees and Thacker house band, the Yalobushwhackers. Following the one hour radio show, the Krackerjacks will perform a full concert.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
INCIDENT REPORTS
• A resident on Robin Hood Drive reported that someone shot the window of a vehicle with a BB gun on July 15.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Political speeches start next Tuesday with local candidates
The lineup for political speakers has been released for the 2015 Neshoba County Fair, as candidates will addresses Fairgoers for three days, Tuesday through Thursday, July 28 through July 30.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Inmate autopsy results still pending
Official autopsy results have not been released from the state Crime Lab on the recent death of Rexdale W. Henry who died in the Neshoba County Jail last week, Medical Examiner Allen Collins said.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
ECCC to offer business workshop
East Central Community College's Small Business Development Center will offer a "Starting a Business - First Steps" workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 at the ECCC Career Advancement Center in Carthage.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Merle Haggard to perform at Silver Star
Merle Haggard will perform live in August as part of Pearl River Resort's popular concert series, CenterStage at Silver Star. The country music legend will take the stage at the Silver Star Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and range from $25-$55.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
CRIME BRIEFS
Air conditioner, TV taken in house burglary

A window air conditioner and a television were taken in a burglary at a house on Kosciusko Road on July 13.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Eight contestants to vie for Miss Neshoba County
Eight young ladies will compete for the 2015 Miss Neshoba County title Monday night at the Fair where the grandstand will be transformed into a tropical paradise, this year's theme.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Medication costs put strain on jail
The cost of housing prisoners in the county jail, especially those who need medication, is causing a financial burden on the county, Jimmy Reid, jail administrator, told the Board of Supervisors on Monday.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Library, others ask for budget increase
The county library and two others asked the Board of Supervisors for increases in their budget for FY 2016.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Primary election for state and local offices August 4
Neshoba County voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for state, district and county party primary elections from Governor down to constable. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Fresh market will be at the Depot this Saturday
If you're interested in buying or selling fresh fruits and vegetables or specialty products, then you should make plans to stop by the Fresh Market at The Depot this Saturday, July 18. The market will be open at the Depot from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Bobo qualifies for world's largest rodeo
Dylan Bobo, an 11th grade student at Leake Academy, has earned a position on the Mississippi state/provincial National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyo. on July 12 through July 18 to compete at the 67th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the steer wrestling competitions.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
MUSEUM MEMORIES
In another first for the Neshoba County Fair, WCOC radio station of Meridian, Mississippi, on July 29, 1933, broadcast an hour-long program from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. about the activities of the upcoming 1933 Fair.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
STALLO NEWS
There are several persons in the community who have been on the sick or shut-in list for several weeks and who seem to be showing much improvement. Continue in prayer for all of them. God is still blessing and healing.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Of Local Interest
GOAT (SMALL RUMINANT) BOOT CAMP

In recognizing the growing interest in goat production within the surrounding areas along with the Small Ruminant Farm Initiative through Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Neshoba and Leake County Soil and Water Conservation Districts along with NRCS will be hosting a Goat (small ruminant) Boot Camp that will be held at the Neshoba County Coliseum.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
COUNTY JAIL DOCKET
County jail docket as of Monday, July 13, 2015:

• Curtis Moore Jr., 24, 10131 Road 2641, simple assault - domestic violence.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT/Sistrunk seeks reelection for supervisor
The following is a paid political announcement:
Marty Sistrunk is the son of the late Burl and Betrude Sistrunk. Marty has lived in the Dixon Community for most of his life.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Kirkland found not guilty in attempted murder case
A Philadelphia man was found not guilty of attempted murder last week after the defense rested its case without calling a single witness, saying in closing arguments that it was simply a case of bullying and self defense.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Woman found dead at car wash
A 48-year-old woman was found dead inside her vehicle while parked in a car wash stall at Bobby's Country Store on Mississippi 16 east Wednesday night.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
CRIME BRIEFS
Man charged with meth possession

A Neshoba County man was charged with felony possession of crystal methamphetamine Sunday night, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
INCIDENT REPORT
• A resident of Cumberland Apartments reported that someone used her Social Security number to purchase a cell phone.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Miller sentenced to life in prison for August stabbing death
A Philadelphia man was sentenced to life in prison Friday morning after a jury convicted him of manslaughter earlier in the week in connection with the August 2014 stabbing death of his girlfriend.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Phyliss Anderson takes oath of office for 2nd term as Chief
Choctaw Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson was sworn in for a second term Tuesday morning and afterwards thanked those in attendance for their support and faith in her.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015


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